Mission & Goals

The Center aims at:

  • Engaging academic scientists and the public in next-generation citizen science projects, tackling problems in different fields of science and society, from fundamental physics to human health.
  • Providing the resources, expertise and technical know-how to develop, set up, and run citizen science projects.
  • Maintaining the highest standards of excellence in research methodology, including scientific results, quality of data, and research ethics.
  • Contributing to the global effort toward sustainable development, by creating actionable knowledge and data that can help tackle the UN SDGs at the local, regional and global level.

The Citizen Science Center Zurich adheres to the principles of Open Science and operates in a fully transparent manner.

Here You can find the Center’s Statute, including organizational structure:

A Joint Initiative

The Citizen Science Center is run jointly by the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich.

Switzerland has a deep tradition of direct democracy and participatory decision-making, and Citizen Science can be viewed in many ways as the application of direct democracy to the scientific process.
Researchers at both UZH and ETHZ have a strong track record in citizen science, participatory research, and citizen science-related fields such as artificial intelligence, social science and the law. Combining these researchers’ expertise represents a unique opportunity for synergy.

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